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UW Bachelor's Completion Program

Undergraduate Humanities Major

This multidisciplinary major includes upper-division humanities courses selected by faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. Analytical, research and communication skills which can enhance a person's career opportunities are emphasized in the major.

Students explore diverse political, social and humanistic perspectives in the pursuit of their degrees. Coursework has been arranged to encourage greater understanding of issues, ideas and themes in history and the contemporary world.

Major Requirements

  • Not more than 15 credits in 200-level courses*
  • At least 45 credits of 300- to 400-level courses
  • A minimum of 15 credits of 400-level courses

* Since most students entering an Evening Degree Program will have completed two years of lower-division college work, many will have completed some survey courses in the humanities (e.g. ENGL 200, CLIT 200, SPCMU 220). Students may apply 15 credits of such coursework to the major.

A limited number of these or similar courses will be offered each year (for course descriptions, see the UW Course Catalog):

Afro-American Studies (AFRAM)
214 Survey of Afro-American Literature (5)
358 Literature of Black Americans (5)
American Indian Studies (AIS)
377 Contemporary American Indian Literature (5)
Anthropology (ANTH)
331 Northwest Coast Indian Art (5)
450 Language and Gender (5)
Art History (ART H)

Any art history class. Recommended courses include:

204 Survey of Asian Art (5)
205 Survey of Tribal Art (5)
232 Photography: Theory and Criticism (3)
309 Topics in Art History (5)
321 Arts of Japan (5)
331 Northwest Coast Indian Art (5)
341 Greek Art and Archaeology (3)
342 Roman Art and Archaeology (3)
343 Hellenistic Art and Archaeology (3)
351 Early Medieval and Byzantine Art (5)
361 Italian Renaissance Art (5)
380 19th- and 20th-Century Art (5)
384 American Art (5)
420 Art of Japanese Print (3)
448 Archaeology of Italy (3)
Classics (CLAS)
320 Greek and Roman Private and Public Life (5)
322 Intellectual History of Classical Greece (5)
324 Greek and Roman Athletics (3)
326 Women in Antiquity (3)
328 Sex, Gender and Representation in Greek and Roman Literature (3)
424 The Epic Tradition (5)
427 Greek and Roman Tragedy in English (5)
428 Greek and Roman Comedy in English (3)
430 Greek and Roman Mythology (3)
432 Classical Mythology in Film (5)
435 The Ancient Novel (3)
445 Greek and Roman Religion (3)
Classical Archaeology (CL AR)
340 Pre-Classical Art and Archaeology (3)
341 Greek Art and Archaeology (3)
342 Roman Art and Archaeology (3)
343 Hellenistic Art and Archaeology (3)
442 Greek Painting (3)
444 Greek and Roman Sculpture (3)
446 Greek Architecture (3)
448 Archaeology of Italy (3)
Communication (CMU)
201 Introduction to Communication (5)
320 Advanced Public Speaking (5)
322 Global Communication (5)
329 Rhetoric of Social and Political Movements (5)
331 The Rhetorical Tradition in Western Thought (5)
334 Essentials of Argument (5)
374 Perspectives on Language (5)
375 Communication Ethics (5)
376 Nonverbal Communication (5)
378 Social Approaches to Interpersonal Communication (5)
405 New Media Criticism (5)
411 Seminar in Political Communication (5)
418 Communication and the Environment (5)
434 Argumentation Theory (5)
435 Historic American Public Discourses (5)
436 Contemporary American Public Discourse (5)
445 Journalism and Literature (5)
451 Mass Media and Culture (5)
469 Intellectual Foundations and American Journalism (5)
471 Persuasion (5)
474 Communication, Conflict and Cooperation (5)
475 Organizational Communication (5)
476 Models and Theories in Communication (5)
478 Intercultural Communications (5)
495 Special Topics in Communication (5)
English (ENGL)

Any 300-400 level English or American literature course. Recommended courses include:

302 Critical Practice (5)
303 History of Literary Criticism and Theory I (5)
304 History of Literary Criticism and Theory II (5)
315 Literary Modernism (5)
316 Literature of Developing Countries (5)
320 English Literature: The Middle Ages (5)
321 Chaucer (5)
322 English Literature: The Age of Queen Elizabeth (5)
323 Shakespeare to 1603 (5)
324 Shakespeare after 1603 (5)
325 Late Renaissance Literature (5)
326 Milton (5)
327 English Literature: Restoration and Early 18th Century (5)
328 English Literature: Later 18th Century (5)
329 Rise of the English Novel (5)
331 Romantic Poetry I (5)
332 Romantic Poetry II (5)
333 English Novel: Early and Middle 19th Century (5)
334 English Novel: Later 19th Century (5)
335 English Literature: The Age of Victoria (5)
337 The Modern Novel (5)
338 Modern Poetry (5)
339 English Literature: Contemporary England (5)
340 Modern Anglo-Irish Literature (5)
342 Contemporary Novel (5)
344 20th Century Dramatic Literature (5)
347 The Art of Prose (5)
350 Traditions in American Fiction (5)
352 American Literature: The Early Nation (5)
353 American Literature: Later 19th Century (5)
354 American Literature: The Early Modern Period (5)
355 American Literature: Contemporary America (5)
358 Literature of Black Americans (5)
359 Contemporary American Indian Literature (5)
363 Literature and Other Arts (5)
368 Women Writers (5)
370 English Language Study (5)
373 History of the English Language (5)
374 The Language of Literature (5)
381 Advanced Expository Writing (5)
383 Intermediate Verse Writing (5)
407 Special Topics in Cultural Studies (5)
422 Arthurian Legends (5)
430 British Writers: Studies in Major Authors (5)
442 The Novel: Special Studies (5)
452 Topics in American Literature (5)
466 Gay and Lesbian Studies (5)
471 Composition Process (5)
472 Language Learning (5)
478 Language and Social Policy (5)
481 Special Studies in Expository Writing (5)
483 Advanced Verse Writing (5)
History (HIST)
307 History of Christianity (5)
309 Marx and Nietzsche: The Assault on Bourgeois-Christian Civilization (5)
310 Science in Religion in Historical Perspective (5)
History of the Americas (HSTAA)
454 Intellectual History of the United States (5)
Ancient and Medieval History, Including Byzantine (HSTAM)
360 Medieval Christianity (5)
370 The Vikings (5)
402 Classical Greece (5)
History of Europe (HSTEU)
304 Cultural History of Renaissance Europe (5)
406 European Intellectual History: 19th Century (5)
407 European Intellectual History: 20th Century (5)
410 The Renaissance: 1300-1560 (5)
469 Enlightenment, Emancipation, Anti-semitism: History of Jews, 1770-1914 (5)
Linguistics (LING)
200 Introduction to Linguistic Thought (5)
400 Survey of Linguistic Method and Theory (5)
476 Philosophy of Language (5)

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